by Daniel Laberge
Human grooming

How folds in your skin
affect your nervous system

The  folds in your skin bend the nerves that pass beneath them and weaken the signal transmitted to your brain.

Your nerves get folded by your skin

Protected and vulnerable nerve locations


Central nervous system

© The Emirr

The nerves are shielded in some areas, but they are exposed and bendable at articulations.


Sciatic nerve

© Henry Gray

The sciatic nerve, in yellow, is folded every time you flex you hip, knee or ankle joints.

Folded nerves and insensitivity

Folded wire

This is what happens to your nerves
every time you flex an articulation.



Folded wire and transmission loss

Loss of nervous transmission
where the skin is folded.

Main folded nerve locations

Where the nerves are vulnerable

1• Folded nerves in the neck and shoulder area -
The body cut off from the brain

Radiculopathy, also commonly referred to as "pinched nerve", refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly (a neuropathy). This can result in pain, weakness, numbness, or difficulty controlling specific muscles.

Source: Wikipedia
The free encyclopedia

Brachial plexus - Wikipedia

Brachial plexus nerves

© Henry Gray

The brachial plexus nerves (in yellow) relay sensations from the chest, shoulder, arm and hand.
They pass very near the surface.

Nerves in the neck area

The vagus nerve (in yellow)
controls the heart, lungs, and digestive tract. It is vulnerable in some areas.

Visible and invisible folds in the neck/shoulder area

Folds in the neck area

Simply turning your head to the side creates many large folds.
What happens if you hold this position often and for long periods?

Yet, the skin is very folded.

Invisible folds in the neck area

Simply press your nails on your spine in this area to find out how the skin has inter-weaved itself into the mechanism and is now attached to the bones.

Spinal cord compression caused by cutaneous folds

Vertigo caused by a fold in the back of the head

Vertigo fold

The circles indicate where this horizontal fold is strongly attached to the skull. The fold becomes so tight that it pulls on the ears.

Spikes on skull

The skin of your neck has fastened itself to these bony spikes on each side of the head. When you turn your head, the skin can't follow and it pulls on the whole ear mechanism.

2• Folded nerves at the major member junctions -
Regional loss of sensitivity

Folds that cut nervous transmission to regions of the body

Large folds at the major articulations
may cut off the nervous transmission
to entire sections of the body.

The carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by folds in the hands that can easily be groomed

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the ring fingers.

Source: Wikipedia
The free encyclopedia

3• Local numbness and insensitivity -
Calluses are simply folds in the skin

Calluses are mounds of folded skin and they can easily be removed by grooming the skin, not by scrubbing it with abrasives.

Insensitivity mapped on thumb

Some areas on your fingers
have lost some sensitivity because the skin is too folded.

Grooming your skin to restore sensitivity

"Human grooming" video

Find where the nerves are folded and unfold them

The search for the folded nerves -
• Local or distant blockage

Small insensitive areas - Calluses and thick skin
• Grooming the skin directly

Large insensitive areas -
• Following the nerve's path to the brain

If you find the right spot, you will know it immediately.

Be careful, go slowly and test groom

Central nervous system
Brachial plexus nerves
Folds in the neck area
Invisible folds in the neck area
"Human grooming" video